London meets Soviet avant-garde composer Mosolov

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The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London presented an online art-concert dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the Soviet composer Alexander Mosolov. The musical performance was accompanied by paintings and photographs from Alexander Mosolov’s era.

Russian musicians Anna Grishina (piano) and Nina Mishchenko (harp) performed pieces by the composer and pianist, who represented one of the avant-garde strands of the Soviet music in the 1920s. When creating his compositions, Mosolov used serial technique, polyrhythmia and rhythmic ostinatos, which were combined with instrumentation - sounds and noises. Some find that stylistic modulations in Mosolov’s work reflect the metamorphoses that took place at the various stages of the Soviet music’s development.

The concert was broadcasted on the representative office’s YouTube channel.